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PeopleInstitutions

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Jerome I. Friedman

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Dates

March 28, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Additional Forms of Names

Friedman, Jerome Isaac, 1930-

Biography

Abstract

Jerome I. Friedman is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1960-present). Other institutional affiliations include Stanford University and University of Chicago. His research interests include quarks and electrons scattering.

Important Dates

March 28, 1930Birth, Chicago (Ill.).

1950Obtained BA, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1956Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1956 – 1957Research Associate in Physics, University of Chicago.

1957 – 1960Research Associate, High Energy Physics Laboratory, Stanford University.

1960 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1960-1967); Professor of Physics (1967-1988); Director, Nuclear Science Laboratory (1980-1983); William A. Coolidge Professor (1988-1990); Institute Professor (1990-present); Head, Department of Physics (1983-1988); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2005–present), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1977 – 1983Vice President and Member, Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association, Inc.

1988 – 1992Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

1989Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1989 – 1993Chair, Science Policy Committee, Superconducting Super Collider.

1990Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Henry W. Kendall and Richard E. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

1992Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1999President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

High energy physicist.

Places

Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Deep inelastic collisions.

Electrons -- Scattering.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Protons--Scattering.

Quarks.

Relationships

People

Family

Friedman, Ellena

Daughter.

Friedman, Joel

Son.

Friedman, Martin

Son.

Friedman, Sandra

Daughter.

Friedman, Tania Letetsky-Baranovsky

Wife. Married 1956.

Advisors & Collaborators

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Richard Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." Both employed at Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Henry W. Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Buechner, William W. (William Weber), 1914-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Frank, Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Herman), 1903-1984

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Koshiba, Masatoshi, 1926-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Moniz, E.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at Stanford University.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Director, Nuclear Science Laboratory; William A. Coolidge Professor; Institute Professor; Head, Department of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Research Associate, High Energy Physics Laboratory.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1950) PhD in Physics (1956). Research Assistant in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President and received 1989 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Chair, Science Policy Committee.

United States. Department of Energy

Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

Universities Research Association (U.S.)

Vice President and Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Creating Copenhagen [videorecording] / produced by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project, 2000, March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Proceedings [video recording] : talks presented at the Enrico Fermi Centennial celebration. 2001 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Remembering Enrico Fermi [sound recording], 2010 February 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The Copenhagen interpretation [videorecording] : science and history on stage / 2002, March 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi, 2008 March 4 and 9.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Jerome Friedman, "Deep-Inelastic Scattering and the Discovery of Quarks," in The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Lillian Hoddeson, Laurie Brown, Michael Riordan, and Max Dresden (New York: Cambridge University Press: 1997), 566-588

Nobel Prize Autobiography

Video: MIT150 "Infinite History" interview